Future Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunity Announcement
For Georgia Non-Profit and Public Entities ONLY

FFY2017 First Steps Georgia 
Statement of Need

All parents can benefit from support around the time of birth of a child and during the early years of a child’s life. In recognition of the needs of all families, a universal, early intervention parent support plan should be included as part of community strategies to improve outcomes for families. OPFS is seeking applications to fund First Steps Georgia (FSG) that meet the requirements outlined in the attached Statement of Need (SoN).

Through this SoN, the goal is to engage communities in planning, implementing, and sustaining universal parent support services through contract funding of FSG in their communities.  FSG is one component of a larger Georgia initiative called Great Start Georgia (GSG). GSG represents the development and implementation of a comprehensive, community-based system for expectant parents and for families with children ages birth to five in Georgia. GSG is first and foremost a vision for how communities can provide a welcome to every child; make available natural supports for all expectant parents and for all families with children birth to five; provide basic parenting information and resources; and link families with more intensive services when needed and available. At its heart, GSG creates a community culture of caring, encouragement, and support for all families before and after the birth of a child to age five.

For more information, please visit the GSG website: http://www.greatstartgeorgia.com.

Below outlines a summary of FSG:


To provide universal, free and voluntary support services for all expectant parents and children birth to five and their families.


  1. Provide current information on topics of interest and relevance to expectant parents and parents of children birth to five.
  2. Provide information on community resources relevant to expectant parents and parents of children birth to five.
  3. Strengthen the protective factor of concrete connections to promote maternal and infant health for expectant parents and parents of children birth to five.

First Steps Georgia FY17 Statement of Need

Form A – Application Face Sheet SFY2017

Form B – First Steps Proposed Budget Workbook SFY2017

Background Check Info

Para #129 Insurance

Sample Resolution

Security and Immigration Compliance Form

Tax Compliance Form

Vendor Management Form

Form W-9

Needed Information

First Steps Georgia (FSG) Statement of Need (SoN) Overview PPT

Funding Opportunity Announcement
For Georgia Non-Profit and Public Entities ONLY

FFY2017 Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program
Statement of Need

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, a division of the DHS, is pleased to announce the release date of a funding opportunity for family-serving, non-profit agencies and public entities through its Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) program. PSSF provides funding for community-based services to children and families who may be at risk for child abuse and neglect or have had confirmed reports of child abuse and neglect and are involved with the state’s child welfare agency.  Funding is also available for services and supports that promote and support adoptions and other permanency options.

PSSF Statement of Need (SoN) Release:  Friday, April 1, 2016
Statement of Need detailing application guidelines, proposal, and contract requirements for FFY2017 will be posted and available for download at www.pssfnet.com under the Funding Opportunities tab.

Mandatory Bidders Meeting: Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Marriott Century Center
2000 Century Boulevard, NE
Atlanta GA 30345

All agencies interested in submitting a proposal for FFY2017 PSSF funding must send a representative to the Bidders Meeting. Applicants are required to submit proposals electronically. Usernames and passwords used to upload proposals will only be available at the Bidders Meeting.

Proposal Submission Deadline: Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 12:00 NOON EDT
Proposals must be submitted electronically, as directed in SoN, and received in their entirety by the deadline. 
Contract Period: October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017